Education  Kenya Project #54296

Employment opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi

by Safal MRM FOUNDATION
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Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi
Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi
Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi
Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi
Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi
Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi
Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi
Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi
Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi
Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi
Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi
Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi
Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi
Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi
Employment  opportunities for 500 youth in Kilifi

Project Report | Jul 14, 2023
Access to Employment Opportunities for Youth in Kilifi County

By Siprosa Rabach | Project Leader

ICT is one of the most popular courses at MTTI
ICT is one of the most popular courses at MTTI

For many years, youth in Kilifi County have had limited  access to decent jobs due to lack of  technical skills. This narative has been changing thanks to the  training opportunities at the Mabati Technical Training Institute that has opened up doors  to youth  from vulnerable households. The number of young people with relevant  technical vocational and social  skills has been on the rise, opening doors job opportunities in the informal and formal sectors  and decent incomes for youth  in Kilifi County.

With a student population of 1,061, MTTI continues to provide premier technical training for the youth of Mariakani and beyond. Thanks to our partners and your donations through GlobalGiving, 1,061 trainees from vulnerable households have been given a stepping stone into gainful employment.

Through the introduction of new courses at the beginning of the year, we have seen a surge in admission numbers at the institution. These new courses have proven to be more inclusive, and have helped us cast a wider net in the community to bring in more youth with a need to gain financial independence and passion to learn. Courses such as Information Computer Technology (ICT) have proven popular among recent high school graduates, with 140 students since January, indicating the importance of digital literacy and a ready potential workforce for the gig economy and the more technical computer technology roles.

This half of the year we celebrate the re-launch of the Office of Career Services at MTTI. The office was re-structured to provide career guidance and counselling for the trainees during their learning, and additionally seek out industry linkages with organizations. The institution establishes these linkages by signing MOUs with selected organizations to commit to a continuous partnership in ensuring our trainees have opportunities to train and eventually work in a decent and safe environment.

We are also delighted to announce that MTTI joined the Mombasa Multi-stakeholder Public - Private Youth Partnership on Youth skilling and Employment (MMPPYP) Human Resource Network. The network is tasked with linking vulnerable youth with employment opportunities through a collaborative effort between the private and public sector. With a keen focus on the blue collar work sector, the network aims to seek out opportunities for youth with technical training in the building and construction sector. This initiative, with the help of fellow taskforce members, projects the placement of 10,000 youth in employment with decent and livable wages.

As we celebrate our wins for the first half of the year, we also celebrate you for your generous donations toward our missions and initiatives to make a difference in the lives and families in Kilifi County. With the acquired skills, these youth have been empowered to access limitless chances and opportunities to work and make changes in their families and communities.

A Computer Repair and Maintenance trainee at work
A Computer Repair and Maintenance trainee at work
First cohort of the Healthcare Assistant Program
First cohort of the Healthcare Assistant Program
Signing of the MMPPYP MoU in Mombasa, April 2023
Signing of the MMPPYP MoU in Mombasa, April 2023
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Safal MRM FOUNDATION

Location: NAIROBI, KENYA - Kenya
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Project Leader:
Siprosa Rabach
NAIROBI , KENYA Kenya

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